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Stephen Wyeth

Stephen Wyeth

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Stephen Wyeth is recognised for his expertise by the Chambers & Partners UK Bar Directory 2017.

Employment - Western (Bar) - Band 3

Experienced in high-value discrimination cases and has had notable recent success in complex multi-day discrimination claims. He is also highly regarded for his knowledge of TUPE, as well as the enforceability of restrictive covenants and confidentiality clauses.
Strengths: "He's an ex-solicitor and a part-time judge. He knows what he's doing and is good in presenting in a tribunal; he's had some phenomenal results for us."
Recent work: Successfully acted for the respondent in Swarzenbach t/a Thames-side Court Estate v Jones at the EAT. Wyeth persuaded the tribunal to uphold the decision, arguing that the claimant was not eligible for continuity of employment to pursue a claim of unfair dismissal.

Chambers & Partners UK Bar Directory 2016.

Employment - Western (Bar) - Up and Coming


Handles high-value or multi-day unfair dismissal and discrimination cases. He also tackles TUPE and restrictive covenant cases for both employers and senior employees.

Strengths: "He's personable, detailed, conscientious, and he puts an awful lot of work in." "He can pull out a great result from anywhere."

Recent work: Successfully acted for the respondent in the Employment Appeal Tribunal case of Esparon t/a Middle West Residential Care Home v Slavikovska. This case, which had nationwide consequences, concerned the question of whether care workers on sleep-in shifts were entitled to the National Minimum Wage.

Chambers & Partners UK Bar Directory 2015.

Employment – Western Circuit - Band 2 Set

Stephen Wyeth - Former solicitor and part-time employment judge, with strong experience of high-value discrimination claims. He also has noteworthy expertise in TUPE claims, particularly cases involving multiple respondents.
Expertise: "He is very proactive and well prepared at all times. His skills and abilities as an advocate, and his client management skills, belie his relatively junior call." "He was a solicitor for a number of years so he knows the commercial reality for his clients, as well as being pragmatic and approachable. He's always been succinct and helpful, even with general queries. His presentational style is adaptable."
Recent work: Represented outsourcing and distribution company Bunzl as the respondent in a tribunal claim of constructive unfair dismissal, concerning an alleged failure to provide a safe system of work and the instigation of a sham disciplinary process.

Chambers and Partners UK Bar Directory 2014.

Employment - Western (Bar)

Up And Coming Stephen Wyeth has established a strong employment practice, concentrated on high-value discrimination claims. He has significant experience in TUPE matters and is also a part-time Employment Judge.
Expertise: “He is very thorough and personable, and uses his experience as a former solicitor and part-time judge very well.”
Recent work: He defended Avis Rent a Car against allegations of sex and disability

The Legal 500 - The Clients Guide to Law Firms

Stephen Wyeth is recommended by the Legal 500 Bar Directory 2016 for his expertise in the Regional Bar - Western Circuit.
Employment – Leading juniors
Stephen Wyeth -
A straight-talking advocate, who gives commercial advice.

Stephen Wyeth is recommended by the Legal 500 Bar Directory 2015 for his expertise in the Regional Bar - Western Circuit.
Employment – Leading juniors
Stephen Wyeth - He is able to very quickly sift through volumes of information to establish what is relevant

Stephen Wyeth is recommended by the Legal 500 UK Directory 2013/14 for his expertise in the Western Circuit for his Employment expertise at the Bar. "At 3PB, Stephen Wyeths ‘advocacy performance belies his year of call’."


Employment and Equalities

Stephen Wyeth is a leading junior with a specialist employment law practice.  He has featured consecutively in previous editions of Chambers and Partners and Legal 500 directories.  In the most recent 2016 edition of Chambers and Partners others say “he’s personable, detailed, conscientious, and he puts an awful lot of work in” and “he can pull out a great result from anywhere”.

Prior to transferring to the Bar in June 2010, Stephen practised as a solicitor for ten years following his qualification in 1999.  He was appointed a fee paid Employment Judge in 2009 and sits in the London North and West region. He has lectured part time in Employment Law at the University of Southampton (as well as tutoring public and constitutional law for five years).

Stephen has particular experience of high-value claims involving discrimination (with emphasis on disability and maternity issues) and is highly knowledgeable in all forms of unfair dismissal including public interest disclosure claims. He frequently appears in lengthy multi-day trials.  He has notable experience of TUPE claims including the ability to offer practical advice to both transferors and transferees in the lead up to business acquisitions and service provision changes, as well as being regularly involved in TUPE cases at tribunals, usually involving multiple respondents. He is known for his tenacious style particularly in cross examination, tempered with sensitivity towards witnesses when required. Stephen’s approachable manner and strategic handling of cases is appreciated by his clients.

Stephen has regularly advised both senior employees and businesses with regard to the enforceability of restrictive covenants and confidentiality clauses in the context of employment contracts. He has developed a reputation for being a fearless litigator, delivering practical solutions and first class results for both employer and employee clients.

Stephen has acted on behalf of a number of large organisations such as the British Dental Association and Thames Water.  His recent successes in the Employment Appeal Tribunal include the reported cases of Esparon t/a Middle West Care Homes v Slavikovska, in which he successfully acted for Ms Slavikovska both at first instance and on appeal and Schwarzenbach t/a Thames-side Court Estate v Jones in which he successfully acted for Mr Jones both at first instance and on appeal.  As a result of the Slavikovska decision most care workers must now be paid the national minimum wage for “sleep-in” shifts undertaken in care homes.
  
He is well known locally for leading informative workshops and seminars for solicitors and businesses and has appeared as an expert on regional BBC television and Radio.  He has lectured for the Solent Region of the Employment Lawyers Association.

Stephen has also been a senior adviser to a New Zealand Government Minister during an overseas sabbatical.  Within the community Stephen is a Community Governor of his local primary school.

See also

Practice Groups

  • Employment and Equalities

Areas of Expertise

  • Employment and Equalities

News

September 17 2015:

3PB’s expertise recognised by bumper rankings in Legal 500 Bar Directory 2015 ...read more


May 13 2014:

Stephen Wyeth secures NMW for workers ‘sleeping in’ ...read more


November 8 2013:

Upcoming 3PB Employment Seminar ...read more


... more news

Professional Bodies

  • Employment Lawyers Association